Statement of Faith*: We Believe...
...the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (II Tim 3:15; II Pet 1:21).
...that there is one God, Creator of the heavens and the earth (Gen 1:1), eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Gen 1:1; Matt 28:19; Jn 10:30).
...in the deity of Christ (Is 9:6, Jn 1:1-14, Jn 10:33, Jn 14:9); His virgin birth (Is 7:14; Matt 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Heb 4:15; Heb 7:26); His miracles (Jn 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Cor 15:3; Eph 1:7; Heb 2:9); His resurrection (Jn 11:25; I Cor 15:4; Pet 1:3-4; Rev 1:18); His Ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Rev 19:11).
...that “God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image according to Our likeness… So God created man in His own image… male and female He created them.” Every human life is designed by God before conception, “being yet unformed” (Gen 1:26-27, Ps 139:16).
...that life begins at conception as every person is “made in secret,” with sacred infinite value, being “fearfully and wonderfully made” by our Creator. Because of the sacred value of each human life, our loving God demands, “… do not kill the innocent and righteous” (Gen 1:26-27; Ex 20:13; Ex 23:7; Ps 139:13-16).
...that it is not the divinely intended prerogative of people who are created by God to redefine His creation of humankind as being other than male and female. Regarding God’s creation of male and female, Jesus said, “Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Redefinition of genders is contrary to God’s will as expressed in the Bible, given that men and women are both intended by God to reflect His image and nature. Marriage involving both genders is also a biblical type of Christ as the groom and the Church as His pure bride (Matt 19:4-6; Matt 25:1-13; Rev 22:17). Accordingly, efforts to redefine marriage in a contrary fashion from the Biblical definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman conflicts with God’s standards.
...in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that people are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ; and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved; and that “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” other than the name of Jesus Christ (Jn 3:16-19; Jn 5:24; Jn 14:6; Acts 4:12; Rom 3:23; Rom 5:8-9; Rom 10:9-10; Eph 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; 1 Jn 1:9; Rev 3:20).
...that every person should “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength… and your neighbor as yourself.” Accordingly, Christians are to afford every person love, compassion, kindness, respect, and dignity regardless of differences involving beliefs, cultures, or status (Matt 22:31; Mark 12:12-28; Luke 10:27; Jn 3:17; Gal 5:22-23; Phil 2:3; Js 2:1-13).
...in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and that the spiritual unity of all believers exists as one in our Father God and our Lord Jesus Christ (Jn 17:20-23; Rom 8:9; Rom 8:13-14; I Cor 3:16; I Cor 6:19-20; I Cor 12:12-13; Gal 3:26-28; Eph 2:8-9; Eph 4:30; Eph 5:18).
...in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life; and they that are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation (Jn 5:28-29; Rev 20:12-15).
*Placer Christian School Association Bylaws, 2016.